18 May, 2019

Birds and Patterned Side Rail - 2 Minimalist Photographs

Minimalism as Less Elements


Shot 1

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Bird Sitting on the Patterned Side Railing of a wall at Diggi Palace Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Birds Sitting on the Patterned Side Rail of a wall at Diggi Palace Jaipur.


These pictures were taken during the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019. I had my Canon EOS 6D Mark II full frame Camera with me that day. 

I was waiting for a friend of mine to join me for a session. While I was waiting, I spotted these birds on the Patterned Side Rails of the wall near me. I was at a distance but that was not an issue, as I had the Telephoto 24-105 mm Lens with me. I zoomed a bit to captured these, and that you can see in the EXIF Data provided below. One of these shots were taken at 91 mm and the other one at 70 mm. On most occasions, I only put up a single shot from the series ie the best one, but here, I decided to put two. 


The EXIF Data of Shot 1 is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-2500

  • Focal Length: 91 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual



Shot 2

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Two Birds Sitting on the Patterned Side Railing of a wall at Diggi Palace Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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The EXIF Data of Shot 2 is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1250

  • Focal Length: 70 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual



Hope you enjoyed the Birds and Patterned Side Rail  Minimalist Photographs.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

12 May, 2019

Monochrome Lines Minimal

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Monochrome Minimal Art Picture of Lines created by Light and Shadows formation, on the walls of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

A Monochrome Minimal Art Picture of Lines created by Light and Shadows formation, on the walls of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Sometimes, Light and Shadows help you create subjects, if you are observant enough. This formation was spotted at Jawahar Kala Kendra, while I was on a hunt for Subjects Looking Up at the sky. I generally do so by following color differentials between walls, structures and the sky and also the Light and Shadow formations.  

I clearly saw Simple Geometry aka Lines here as my key element. I knew, this would look decent in Monochrome, so all that I had to do, was to expose the photograph properly and perfect the alignments within the frame.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/6.3

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 105 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Monochrome Lines Minimal  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

05 May, 2019

Circle Vs White Arrow

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Black and White Minimalist Photo of a Circle versus the White Arrow at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimalist Photo of a Circle versus the White Arrow at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.


I have posted a Few Minimalist Shots using the White Arrow at Jawahar Kala Kendra, before. 

You can have a look at them below: 





This Shot was taken today i.e 5th of May 2019. I have been after the White Arrow like crazy. This is my 4th Shot of it and I might use this as a subject again.

PS: I follow this rule: 

Go to the same place, at different times, with different lenses, to get  different shots from the same place.

Today, I was using a the 24-105 mm lens. This shot was composed with the LCD Screen, as this frame required precision in composition.

My hands were raised above my shoulders and the camera was high up.

I adjusted my physical position multiple times, in all 4 directions aka left, right, forward and back, to get the placement on the subject and the alignments, right.

I took a total 7 Shots of this. I generally shoot in the RAW + JPEG image settings in the Camera.

So for every photo I click, there are two pictures. One RAW and One JPEG. I always keep RAW as a backup and try to edit the JPEG. Mostly JPEG's do the trick, but here, I had to process the RAW  image because the JPEG image here, lacked a bit of sharpness and detail.

I love Simple Geometry and this Image brings out a nice contrast between two Geometric shapes, aka Line and Circle

The Circle is on the foreground wall and the White Arrow, is actually on a far away wall.

I just aligned the two, and got them close together. 

Now, Let's have a look at  EXIF Data of the image. (This image was shot in monochrome settings.)


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/22

  • Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Focal Length: 55 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Circle Vs White Arrow  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

01 May, 2019

Flower Petals

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Petals of a Flower shot at a close range using a Canon Macro Lens.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Petals of a Flower shot at a close range using a Canon Macro Lens.


Minimalism and Nature is great theme to work at when it comes to Minimalist Photography. I mostly shoot walls and geometry but once in a while I shoot such kind of subjects.

Flower Petals are beautiful to capture anytime. 

These flowers actually belong to my own garden. Sorry, I forgot the name of the flower and my mom is now fast asleep, so I can't as her even but I am sure you know what flower this is. 

Anyways, lets get back to the Composition. 

A very obvious shot here would have been shooting this from the Top, aka top-down, and that would have resulted in fairly basic Flower Photography. 

Shooting it from the side(front), helped me to make this look more Minimal and also to keep the viewer guessing about the type of flower I shot.

This is how you can engage/ involve the viewer for a couple to seconds with your photograph. 

Now, you may ask, why Black and White?

Flowers are supposed to be clicked in Color?

Well, we all have our preferences. I shot this in Black in White to keep the photo non-loud and non-attention grabbing, in a way, that's one of the characteristics of Minimalism aka not asking for too much attention.

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/2.8

  • Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-200

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Flower Petals  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

28 April, 2019

Two Windows One Chair

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of a Chair and Two Windows inside Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. (India)
Photo By © Prakash Ghai


A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of a Chair and Two Windows inside Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur (India).


This Minimalist Photograph is the 2nd shot from the same location. The first shot was this one:
  Chair against the Window

In the first shot, I included just the chair on the left and the window above it. Then, for this Photograph, I moved further back, so that I could include the window on the right as well, aka get both the windows in the same frame.

Moving back was my only option as I was on a 50mm prime lens. I was standing and this shot was captured at eye-level.

Now, lets also take a look at the Technical Data of the Photograph.

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/6.3

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-10000

  • Focal Length: 50mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Two Windows One Chair  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

26 April, 2019

Spiral Tendril

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Art Picture of a Spiral shaped Tendril.
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A Minimal Art Picture of a Spiral shaped Tendril.


There are a few Creeper plants in my backyard. This Spiral Tendril belongs to one of them. I had the Macro Lens mounted on my Canon 6D Mark II Camera for this. 

Initially, I was composing a close-up shot of just the Spiral Tendril, but soon I realized that, this kind of shot is very common. 

So, I moved back a little and included a Diagonal Line in the frame, right below the Spiral Tendril. 

This Minimalist Photograph falls under Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalist Photography. 

Theme here is my all time favorite: Nature Minimalism


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/2.8

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-500

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Spiral Tendril  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !